TeachersYou are or will be teaching a child with a cochlear implant and you have questions-lots of them. You may only just be thinking about the school-entry process for a future student and planning ahead. Or, you may already be teaching a child with a cochlear implant and are searching for additional resources to help you.
If you are at the beginning of the school-entry process, we recommend that you work through the materials according to The Five-Step Plan. The Five-Step Plan contains five manageable steps that will help you navigate from the beginning of the school-entry process through the student's first year in a mainstream classroom. You should begin these steps one to two months prior to having a child with a cochlear implant enter your classroom.
However, if you are already teaching a child with a cochlear implant, or are looking for particular information, you can pick and choose which topic areas are most relevant to your situation from the list below.
- Preparing for School-Entry. This section includes information on how to prepare your classroom and yourself for teaching a child with a cochlear implant.
- Challenging Situations. This section includes information on potential hearing, language, social, and physical challenges a child with a cochlear implant may experience in the classroom.
- After School-Entry. This section includes information on promoting social inclusion for the child with the cochlear implant and explains how best to review and revise strategies as successes and challenges occur throughout the school year.
Throughout some of the mini-courses you will see hyperlinked "information sheets." These information sheets provide supplemental information related to the mini-course topic. Information sheets may be worksheets for you to complete or a resource for you to keep.
Additionally, we include an optional quiz at the end of each mini-course. These quizzes test your knowledge of the information provided in the corresponding mini-courses.
Click The Five-Step Plan or a topic area above to get started.